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Your Kid-Friendly Guide to Getting Out and About Town

Vallecito Days, a science festival, daffodils, music and more.

The San Diego Science Festival wraps up this weekend, but if your child is crazier about the outdoors than experiments, there are other options.

Your choices for family-friendly activities near Ramona and in San Diego through March 29 include the big finish to the science festival at Petco Park, and two fests saluting local history and one of the area's prettiest flowers.

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BEST BETS CLOSE TO HOME 

  • Where/when: Vallecito Stage Station, off Highway S-2 near Julian, Friday through Sunday.
  • Why Go: To see the commemoration of the early years of what became Vallecito County Park and how important the area was as settlers made their way west in the mid-to-late 19th century. Includes historical re-enactments and tours.
  • Price: Some events free, others, $25-$45.

  • Where/when: Julian Town Hall, Highway 78 and B Street, Julian, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Why Go: The annual Daffodil Show will be at the hall and the Blue Heron Garden Shop, 2116 Third St. Judging takes place Friday. National Daffodil Society experts will be available to answer questions.
  • Price: Free.

  • Where/when: Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Ln., Ramona, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Why Go: Each of the Ramona Unified High School District's band and choir students will get the chance to show their stuff at the All-District Concert in the campus gym. 
  • Price: Free.

BEST BETS, A LITTLE FARTHER OUT

  • Where/when: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • Why Go: The San Diego Science Festival concludes in grand style with Expo Day at the ballpark, featuring music and hands-on experiments. Other events on the final day include the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair at Balboa Park and a Coastkeeper beach cleanup in Coronado.

  • Where/when: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd., Poway, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Why Go: The Poway Community Symphony Orchestra performs a program that includes Dvorak and Mozart, with choirs from Rancho Bernardo High School and Mount Carmel High School. 
  • Price: Free.

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